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Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« on: May 24, 2015, 08:54:56 am »
This Lux version of Cauliflower Cheese, by Yotum Ottolenghi is adapted to TMX with slight changes to recipe and process. I made 1/2 recipe and this provides 3 or 4 serves depending on whether it is served as a main with salad or as a side dish.
The Cauliflower retains some texture and the light cheese  flavoured batter does not over power the cauliflower.
For the original recipe, please consult "Plenty More".

Ingredients
1/2 small Cauliflower, leaves removed and cut into 3 cm florets
1 small red onion
50 mls of olive oil
small sprig of rosemary
3 large or 4 small eggs
7 g fresh Basil ( i used a dessertspoon of Basil Pesto)
60g plain flour
3/4 teaspoon of Baking Powder
Pinch ground Tumeric
75g grated Parmesan cheese.
Melted butter to brush tin, (I used Cake release)
White sesame seeds
nigella seeds,(optional)

Set oven 200 C

Method
place 1 Lt. of cold water in TMX bowl, place Varoma on top, place cauliflower in and steam, 20 minutes/Varoma temp/speed 3.  It is cooked when the back of a fork can crush the cauliflower.  not mash.
Brush dish with Cake release or spray with oil. scatter with sesame seeds.
Gently tip Cauliflower into prepared Dish. spread evenly.(mine was 22 X 12 CM)
Cut 3 thin slices from centre of onion and set aside.
Place remaining onion, Rosemary and oil into bowl,Zap speed 7 /10 seconds, scrape down.
Cook 5 minutes/100/speed 1.
Leave in bowl and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Add eggs and Pesto, mix 10 seconds/ speed 3.
Add flour and Tumeric, mix 5 seconds/speed 3
Add cheese, mix 5 seconds speed 3.
Scrape down bowl, mix, 5 seconds speed 3.
Pour over Cauliflower in dish, spreading to edges.
Place onion rings on top of batter
Spray with oil or brush with butter.
Place in centre of oven and bake 30 minutes, test after 20 minutes, a knife should come out clean when cooked.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2015, 08:57:04 am by achookwoman »

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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 09:03:08 am »

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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2015, 09:30:07 am »
Looks delicious Chookie.Thanks for the recipe :-*
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Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2015, 11:25:44 am »
Thanks chookie, I saw the original recipe yesterday and was going to make it during the week. You saved me having to convert it.
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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2015, 12:29:50 pm »
Jen, looks a bit complicated but isn't really.  Well worth making. Very filling. Best eaten warm. I heated 2 small pieces in the microwave for 1 minute. Had I/6 each for dinner with pork chop, apple sauce and peas.

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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2015, 12:36:37 pm »
On the definitely to make list Chookie, thanks.
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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2015, 02:46:00 pm »
I was just thinking for a different use for cauliflower tonight! I ended up with mash made with parmesan, cream and s & p. Next time, I'll make this!
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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2015, 01:56:19 am »
That looks delicious!
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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2015, 02:46:13 am »
Thanks very much for this Chookie!     Made it in a 7" (about 18 cm) square dish with 4 rounds of the onion - one in each corner - enough for  four generous serves.  Just lovely!  I did take a photo but Tapatalk with all its changes update galore, etc., has left me in the dust.   :-\ This will be a family favourite! :)

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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2015, 09:29:18 pm »
GF, glad you liked it.  I was wondering how Broccoli would go.

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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2015, 04:56:03 am »
Breaking news....DH picked up a cauliflower for $1.99. I wish he had bought 2. The bad news is that he has requested cauliflower soup. Hopefully he will see some more cheap caulis when he heads out this way again.
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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2015, 05:40:50 am »
$1.90 last week at Woolworths

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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2015, 10:07:58 am »
Must try this for a vegetarian guest on Christmas Day; I was wondering what to give her and this is a start. Thanks Chookie.

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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2015, 01:52:18 pm »
Thanks for bumping Troupie, looks delicious
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Re: Cauliflower Cake, Yotam Ottolenghi
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2015, 10:53:30 am »
I love cauliflower, but my husband hates it.